What Is It About The Weather? - The Inuit Have Over 1000 Words For Snow ... Seriously? - EP005
In this episode we explore the connection between language and weather. So you may have heard before that the Inuit have over XXX words for snow. Have you ever wondered whether or not that is true? Well, is it? Born out of an introductory text written back in 1910s by Franz Boas, we explore this legend and the validity of the claims.
We also explore the more basic concept of how languages have developed based on weather and climate in different regions around the globe. Did you know that humidity levels and atmospheric pressure likely influenced language development around the globe?
It is also possible that how we talk about the weather is determining our prosperity according to Keith Chen.
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